Showing posts with label Aloe vera. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Aloe vera. Show all posts

Sunday, May 17, 2020

Growing ALOE VERA Plants Indoors

Aloe vera with shoots 2
Aloe vera with shoots (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Long before aloe vera was a popular ingredient in over-the-counter cosmetics and medications it grew naturally out of doors or was cultivated indoors for its medicinal properties. Aloe vera is easy to grow indoors, and when you grow it yourself, you know you are getting the real, soothing, active ingredient that you want. The following are instructions for growing it indoors.

Home for Aloe vera plants is warm, humid, subtropical climates. If you live in such an environment you can grow these succulent plants outdoors. In the US that would include only zones 10 and 11, the warmest zones in the country. Even if you live in the other zones you can move your plants outdoors in the summer, however; just keep them out of direct sunlight.

Unless you live where you can leave your Aloe vera plants outside all year round, it's best to leave these succulents in their pots, even if they summer outside. It's very disruptive to the root system to plant it and dig it up every year, so just keep the plants potted, in containers with drainage holes.

As succulents, these plants store a lot of water in their leaves. In the summer when they are actively growing they will take a good deal of water. Water them thoroughly, and then wait until they dry out until you water again. These plants will grow slowly if at all during the winter, so they don't need much water. Let the soil get 100 percent dry before watering with a small amount of water. The worst thing to do is to overwater, so if you're not sure how much water to give, you are better off erring on the too little side.

When water runs right through the pot and you see roots coming out the bottom, it's time to repot. Spring is usually a good time for repotting. Because these plants have shallow, spreading root systems they need wider, rather than deeper, pots when their pots get too small. Aloe vera plants need well-drained soil. You can use a commercial potting mix if you add extra perlite or coarse sand to improve the drainage. Or you can you a cactus mix.

You can fertilize your plants in the spring when they start showing new growth. Use fish emulsion or half-strength houseplant fertilizer.

Of course, you will want to use the aloe juice for its soothing qualities, especially for delicate skin. It is a valuable addition to the first aid kit. (Just don't keep it in the medicine chest!!) To use it just cut off a piece of lower leaf, slice it open, and squeeze the juice onto the affected area of the skin. Aloe relieves much of the pain of burns and may even prevent or reduce blistering. It lessens the itching that results from bug bites and stings and from nasty plants like poison ivy, poison oak, and stinging nettles. Many people have even used Aloe vera to soothe rashes and stings on their pets with good results. Growing Aloe indoors is easy, and well worth it.

Monday, December 31, 2018

Along Came the ALOE VERA Magic For Ulcers

English: Aloe vera fields
Aloe vera fields (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Aloe's use in medicine has climbed up the charts with time. From the time it was first discovered in Africa, this lily look-alike with thick, green leaves set in a rosette pattern has been the fascination of the medical world for its multiple uses. Its leaves, the pulp, the latex, the juice and the capsule are popular versions of aloe vera used for its medicinal values. Aloe is a storehouse of vitamins, amino acids, minerals and enzymes.

Aloe is generally used topically in the treatment of burns, scalds, sunburn, eczema, skin irritation, wounds, ulcers, dermatitis, psoriasis, acne and regeneration of cells. As a skin softener and cosmetic Aloe is very popular and widely used. Macrophages being fighting bacterial infection in our body on the behest of aloe vera making it a very effective medication for burns and wounds. Aloe vera increases blood flow to the affected areas thereby helping the wound or burn to heal faster.

Pyoderma gangrenosum, A medical condition whic...
 Pyoderma gangrenosum (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Carboxypeptidase and bradykininase are two enzymes found in aloe. They aid in the reduction of swelling, inflammation, itching and pain. Wounds heal faster with aloe treatment even in surgical and traumatic cases. Vitamin E, C, polysaccharides and zinc found in aloe help reduce inflammation and aid in the repair process.

Insect bites and small wounds are treated using aloe juice. Aloe juice forms a protective layer which is like plaster over the injury. What makes aloe a first-class skincare product is its astringent and calming properties. Aloe is also used in the treatment of hemorrhoids.

Studies have shown that aloe vera is capable of treating skin cancer and damage. Psoriasis and other skin diseases also respond to aloe treatment. Frostbite cases have shown a reduction in the incidence of amputation and tissue loss when aloe is used in treatment.

    By: Jimmy Jenkins Ray
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Monday, December 3, 2018


Deutsch: Echte Aloe (Aloe vera)
Aloe Vera (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
History of Aloe Vera
The aloe plant most likely originated in the semi-arid regions of Africa. It was used by the ancient Sumerians, Egyptians, and Greeks in the healing of wounds. Alexander the Great purportedly conquered the Mediterranean island of Socotra so that his troops would have a reliable source of aloe to use in treating their wounds.

Aloe has been used throughout history in all cultures; in Ayrvedic medicine, traditional Chinese medicine, and Native American medicine, to name a few. It was brought to the Americas by Spanish missionaries centuries ago, and its use eventually spread across both continents.

The first modern scientific paper on aloe in the United States was published in 1934. It describes the use of whole aloe leaf to successfully heal radiation injuries, burns, and dermatitis in 50 documented cases.

A chemical analysis undertaken in 1978 discovered a wide variety of amino acids, saccharides, sterols ( similar to cortisone ), salicylic acid ( aspirin-related ), and lupeol ( a painkiller and anti-microbial agent ).

A 1987 study concluded that aloe might be used to control or kill many viruses, including the common cold, measles, mumps, chicken pox, and flu. This led to the approval by the FDA in 1994 of the use of aloe for human testing in the treatment of HIV.

Uses of Aloe Vera
The first use of aloe was likely as an external agent in the treatment of wounds and burns. Sap from the leaves or the leaf as a whole can also be used to cure a wide variety of skin ailments: dermatitis, acne, skin allergies, fungus infections, ringworm, herpes, and shingles.

Since ancient times, aloe gel has also been used internally as a laxative. It was at one time regulated by the FDA as an ingredient in over-the-counter laxative preparations. Their approval was discontinued in 2002, due to the lack of safety data provided by the manufacturers.

Boiled juice from aloe sap and skin has been used to treat ulcers and indigestion, and to cut excess stomach acid. It has also been used orally to treat diabetes, asthma, epilepsy, and osteoarthritis. However, this use has not been supported by traditional medicine, or approved by governmental agencies.

Cosmetically, aloe vera gel is the most popular ingredient in skin lotions and sunblocks. It has been shown to balance pH levels in the skin. However it is doubtful that it has anything but a psychological effect, as it has been shown that a relatively high concentration of aloe is necessary for it to provide any benefit.

In Conclusion:
It has been found that in order for the ingredients in aloe to work properly, they must be used as found in the plant. The isolated chemicals do not have the same effect. This synergistic relationship between aloe's various antiseptic and pain-killing ingredients tends to support the position of traditional herbalists. So far, at least, Mother Nature seems to be better at mixing chemicals than scientists.

Saturday, November 3, 2018

ALOE VERA - Is it Good For Your Teeth?

Sarah Stambaugh - teeth
Photo  by Mike Burns 
Aloe vera is known for its many health benefits and is widely acknowledged for its use in helping to improve the appearance of the skin, treat digestive problems, and boost your immune system and well-being. However, a lot of people are unaware of the fact that aloe vera can actually be used for dental care as well.

Oral dental care is very important because as we all know you only get one set of (real) teeth in this lifetime so you have to look after them. You should, therefore, brush your teeth twice daily and floss your teeth and gums regularly as well. You should also consider using mouthwash as additional protection against bacteria and plaque. Plus of course, you should limit the number of sugary foods you eat and visit your dentist every six months for a check-up.

These are the traditional ways of looking after your teeth but aloe vera, although not clinically proven, is regarded by many people, including some dentists, as being useful in the fight against tooth decay as well.

The mouth is a breeding ground for bacteria which can be a major problem if preventative measures are not taken because these bacteria can attack the teeth and gums, and can lead to bad breath and other specific conditions such as gingivitis, stomatitis and periodontitis. Aloe vera, however, has many anti-bacterial qualities which is why it is said to be very effective in fighting the bacteria and preventing these problems.

Aloe vera is most effective when working from inside the body so specific types of products such as aloe vera juices and pills are probably the most effective at fighting bacteria. Of course, you wouldn't necessarily buy these products with the sole purpose of looking after your teeth, because it can get quite expensive when used with all the other preventative measures you may be taking, but you will benefit from the other health benefits of aloe vera as well by taking these products. So as well as looking after your teeth, you can help improve your skin's appearance, aid digestion, and boost your immune system and general well-being at the same time.

If you do want to use aloe vera solely for your teeth, you can try using one of the many kinds of toothpaste and tooth gels that are on the market. These will all contain the aloe vera ingredient specifically with the sole purpose of protecting your teeth from bacteria.

Whichever aloe vera product you use, it's clear that aloe vera's anti-bacterial qualities can help to fight the onset of tooth decay and bacteria.

Thursday, October 4, 2018


Succulent plants, such as this Aloe, store wat...
Succulent plants, such as this Aloe, store water in their fleshy leaves (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Why might you wish to drink Aloe Vera? I can think of plenty of reasons - none of them necessarily the one that started me drinking it. You see, I drank it initially because my dog did!

Well, not just because Sam was lapping it up as if his life depended on it, although that did strike me as odd because he was quite a finicky dog and Aloe Vera isn't as tasty as, say, a juicy bone or sizzling steak. I decided to drink it after witnessing the changes in him.

Around the age of eight, his limbs had stiffened and the vet had pronounced him 'arthritic'. This was sad to see since Sam - a Bearded Collie - had always been so 'bouncy'. Beardies do seem to bounce - really! But there had been no bouncing recently and the vet hadn't held out much hope of Sam's limbs becoming less stiff.

Then my daughter produced a yellow tub with a brown lid and insisted: "Give him this to drink!"

Knowing how the contents of such a tub had helped her IBS I was perplexed. How could Aloe Vera help two such different conditions? I was also skeptical, not being a believer back then in 'alternative medicine'. But my skepticism was soon put to the test.

Within two weeks Sam had back his joie de vivre. I could hardly believe the evidence of my eyes as he reverted to his old self, chasing gulls on the moors opposite our home and - yes - bouncing again!

Perhaps I was imagining things. Or perhaps this 'rejuvenation' would be short-lived. But then my fellow dog-walkers started noticing... and commenting... and asking what on earth was going on.

Before long several of their dogs were 'on the drink' - and benefiting from it. Meanwhile, I'd been doing some research and starting to think that I too should perhaps drink Aloe Vera.

My limbs weren't stiff and nor did I have IBS, but I'd been learning - from a doctor, no less! - that Aloe Barbadensis Miller (the only 'true' Aloe) was, among other things, a natural 'balancer'.

It balances the immune system and the gut's interior (where it tends to regulate the various bacteria and yeasts inhabiting it) - and substances in the Aloe, such as the salicylic acid and the plant sterols, are able to soothe muscles and maintain healthy joints, mobility and flexibility.

I was beginning to get a glimpse into how the drink that had helped my daughter was also helping my dog. And I loved the fact that this particular Aloe Vera Gel was seemingly equally beneficial to both humans and animals!

So I joined in and began drinking it! For me it was (and still is, ten or so years on) a tonic. I'm talking now about the specific Gel in the yellow tub (not an Aloe Juice), which gives me a wonderful sense of wellbeing.

Boosted by the minerals and vitamins that occur naturally in Aloe Vera, plus all its amino acids and other ingredients, my body feels as if it's functioning at 100%. And the colds and viruses that afflict others more often than not pass me by.

Do you now feel at all inclined to drink Aloe Vera yourself?

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Make Your Own ALOE VERA Drinks at Home

Succulent plants, such as this Aloe, store wat...
Succulent plants, such as this Aloe, store water in their fleshy leaves (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The aloe plant has been used to treat various types of ailments for centuries. Studies confirmed the many health benefits of drinking the juice such as improving one's immune system and digestion. Drinking the juice can have as many healing qualities as the topical treatments. Aloe vera drinks are definitely a nice way to get refreshed and be healthy at the same time. I must warn you though because the plant contains a vegetable-like taste which will take time for you to get used to. A lot of people can't tolerate the taste and the smell but you can add sweeteners and fruits according to your choice to make the drink tastier.

One of my favorite aloe vera drinks that I like to prepare at home is the choco-banana aloe smoothie. For this recipe, you will need a glass of chocolate milk, 250ml skim milk or soya milk, 8 tablespoons aloe gel and 1 large banana. Just blend everything together and enjoy. If you're not a huge fan of chocolate and banana then you might want to try the strawberry honey aloe smoothie. You need to blend 1 pound of fresh strawberries, ½ juiced lemon, ½ cup ginger tea, 2 tablespoons honey and 8 tablespoons of the gel. This is a really good refreshment. Even the kids are going to like it.

If you're watching your weight, you can make the non-fat fruity aloe smoothie. For this recipe, you will need: ¼ cup sliced apple, ¼ cup banana, 1 juiced orange, 4 tablespoons honey and 8 tablespoons of the gel. Blend everything together and enjoy. Aloe vera drinks are great for improving your digestive system and your overall well-being. 

There are plenty of ways on how you can enjoy the best of this miraculous plant. Add any fruit or juice of your choice and crushed ice if you don't have a blender at home. When I'm too lazy to make a smoothie, I just add orange juice with the prepared gel and I take it 30 minutes before my meal to aid with my digestion.

Monday, August 6, 2018

Chinese Dessert - ALOE VERA With Ginkgo Nuts, Longans and White Fungus

English: Using Aloe vera to make a dessert
Using Aloe vera to make a dessert (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Aloe vera with ginkgo nuts, longans, and white fungus is a nutritious Chinese dessert (or "tang sui" or "tong sui" in Chinese). This Chinese dessert is suitable to be taken during hot summer days as it has cooled. The white fungus usually uses in Chinese soup as it is known to benefit the spleen, strengthens the stomach and expel heat. Meanwhile, ginkgo nuts are good for women who experience excessive white discharge and children with weak bladders.

This dessert can be taken cold or hot. Remove the ginkgo nuts by cracking the shell before cooking. To remove the skin from the nuts, keep them in the refrigerator first. This will loosen the skin so that it is easier to peel.

As for the white fungus, soak them in cold water for a while. Once the white fungus becomes soft, cut into small pieces.

Remove the aloe vera skin before cooking. Slice them into small pieces.

Longans skin is light brown in color. The flesh is juicy and transparent.

  • 2 pieces white fungus
  • 1/2 cup longans (canned)
  • 1/4 cup ginkgo nuts
  • 1/8 cup aloe vera flesh
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 cups water

  1. Soak the white fungus in cold water for a few minutes.
  2. Remove the skin from aloe vera.
  3. Remove the shell and skin from the ginkgo nuts.
  4. Mix all the ingredients together and boil for 2 hours.
  5. Serve when cooked.
This dessert can be boiled longer if you want the nuts to be softer. If you want to boil longer, use a slow cooker and set to high. It will be cooked to perfection in 4 hours time. Add only enough water to cover the ingredients. This will fasten the cooking time. Once the desserts cook, switch off the stove, add sugar and some more boiled water.

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Monday, July 23, 2018

ALOE VERA Products

Aloe Vera - Photo: Pixabay
Aloe Vera looks like a cactus but is really a member of the Lily family. Aloe Vera is a well known herbal preparation that has been in use for a long time. Aloe Vera products are broadly used in today’s globe. Aloe Vera can be used to heal both internally and externally. It greatly speeds the healing of many skin injuries, including ulcerations, burns, hives and poison ivy and also acts as a laxative. Aloe Vera products find main types such as creams and gels and internally digested via juices and tablets. Aloe vera health products assist rebuild your skin, hair and digestive health.

Aloe Vera Gels

Aloe is one of the most commonly used herbs in the United States. Aloe gel is commonly used for burns, bug stings, scratches, itches, acne, allergies, irritations, rashes, dermatitis and other skin troubles. It is found in a number of high-grade skin care products.

Aloe Vera Juices

Aloe Vera juice, extract, drink or concentrate is used by patients with gastritis and irritable bowel with very satisfying results. Aloe Vera Juices is consumed for restoring and maintaining the balance of stomach acids. It has proved that it promotes and maintains the right equilibrium of stomach acids.

Aloe Vera Sun Care

Aloe Vera Sun Care provides great, protection against both burning UVB and aging UVA rays. Sun Lotion contains a wide range of plant extracts to ensure they defend and hydrates the skin as well as antioxidants to aid protect the skin. Aloe Vera Sun Care provides active principles of synergy to soothe psoriasis, eczema, and areas where skin restoration is needed.

Aloe Vera Toiletries

Aloe Vera Toiletries alleviates the pain of arthritis, rheumatism, gout, aches, and sprains and aids poor circulation. Aloe Vera Toiletries also enhances the immune system, protecting against colds and flu.

Aloe Vera Powder

There are many different Aloe Powders available on the market today. Each of them is either freeze-dried, cryo-dry or spray dry. Aloe’s healing power comes from increasing the availability of oxygen to the skin, and by increasing the synthesis and strength of the tissue.

Juliet Cohen writes articles for Free Home Remedies. She also writes articles for beauty tips and women hairstyles.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Using ALOE VERA in Dental Care

Aloe vera has been widely acknowledged for its ability to heal burns, cuts, and infections. More recently, it has gained popularity for its soothing properties, and the plant is now being recognized for its ability to alleviate many common dental ailments. In fact, when Aloe is present in tooth gel, it cleanses the teeth and gums while soothing the entire mouth.

Aloe can provide many benefits for people looking to improve their oral health. Toothpaste containing aloe vera can eliminate high levels of pathogenic oral microflora. It is also believed to be as effective in combating cavities as traditional toothpaste, as both regulate high levels of bacteria in the mouth. A study in May-June 2009 issue of General Dentistry, the Academy of General Dentistry's (AGD) journal, concluded that tooth gel containing aloe was just as good or better than commercial brands at controlling cavity-causing bacteria in the mouth.

Aloe gel does not contain abrasive elements which are found in regular toothpaste, making it an excellent alternative for people with sensitive teeth and gums. Plus, aloe can prevent dryness in the mouth. The anti-inflammatory anthraquinones present in aloe latex are natural pain relievers.

Research has shown that aloe vera plant contains enzymes which help the regeneration of cells. These healing properties can help oral care, especially sores, burns, and small cuts on the inside of the mouth. Its anti-fungal properties help to reduce plaque accumulation. Gingivitis, the condition characterized by bleeding and inflammation of gums, can be cured with aloe vera. It can also bring relief to individuals with dentures who are suffering from soreness resulting from ill-fitting dentures. For people who have dental implants, aloe can help fight inflammation caused due to bacterial contamination.

Using aloe vera in dental care is growing in popularity because it is all-natural, with none of the side effects of abrasive chemical agents. You can find extensive information on aloe gel toothpaste online, even ways to make your own Aloe vera mouthwash! Aloe vera gel toothpaste is available in a variety of flavors today. However, you should choose your aloe vera tooth gel in the appropriate form. Ensure that you buy aloe gel toothpaste that is certified by the American Dental Association (ADA) and are designed to prevent tooth decay and gum disease.

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Sunday, May 13, 2018

Grow ALOE VERA And Other Beneficial Plants

English: Aloe vera plants (Indonesian:Lidah Bu...
Aloe vera plants (Indonesian:Lidah Buaya), Bangka, Indonesia (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
A lot of families may have had an Aloe Vera plant in the kitchen. This succulent is easy to grow and quite hardy. If you get a minor cut or burn, cut or snap off a piece and rub it on your skin. Some people can be allergic to it so check first. The inner gel is the part of the Aloe Vera that is used to heal. You can apply it several times for best effect.

An herb garden in your kitchen is a fantastic way to get the great flavor of fresh herbs into your cooking. And what could be fresher than seconds from the plant to your food? Fresh dill, chives, basil, tarragon, mint, and many others are well liked by most people and easy to get hold of as seedlings or seeds. Use an oval container because this fits nicely on a windowsill. Be sure there is proper drainage and don't forget to water the herbs and feed them occasionally. Most herb plants can grow for a few months before getting too "leggy".

Many herbs can be dried and used for teas or stored in your pantry for use all year long (especially in a cold climate where they may not grow well in the Winter), and some herbs are well-known for their medicinal qualities. If you take any over the counter medications or even prescription ones, check with your doctor before combining that and any herbs that are not traditionally used in cooking.

Many herbs grown indoors may aid in digestion. Some can just be broken off but a few need preparation first. Some common herbs used to help are:
  • Anise. This herb helps with digestion and can ease colic in infants.
  • Coriander. This one can help with digestion and it's also a great cooking herb, especially when added to salsa.
  • Fennel Oil. It can be used for upset stomachs plus it may increase breast milk production in nursing mothers.
These are just a few of the uses for your indoor herb garden. Always check a few reliable sources of information before using something you've never ingested before.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Hair Loss ALOE VERA Treatment And Other Natural Hair Loss Treatments

Deutsch: Echte Aloe (Aloe vera)
Aloe Vera - Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Many people feel that the problem of hair loss cannot be solved with the help of hair loss treatment products. They often get frustrated after spending too much money on ineffective hair loss remedies and their side effects with no positive results at all. In reality, hair loss treatment can be divided into two categories: Natural hair loss treatments and chemical treatments.

Here are some best hair natural hair loss treatments:

Aloe Vera

Indians, Native Americans, and Caribbeans have used Aloe Vera to promote healthy hair and prevent hair loss since ages. Aloe Vera balances the pH of the scalp and heals from within. It is also helpful in cleansing the pores. A general remedy of Aloe Vera gel with coconut milk and a small amount of wheat germ oil used as a shampoo has shown great benefits. Aloe Vera surely helps you stop hair loss.


If you are affected with hair problems like eczema, psoriasis, dandruff or seborrhea you are requested to use jojoba oil. Native Americans and Mexicans have used jojoba oil for centuries to prevent hair loss and to control dandruff. Jojoba oil works well for hypoallergenic skin, as is a good moisturizer. This is one of the best hair loss treatment products.


Henna is a traditional Indian herb, which is a good natural conditioner and works great as a hair loss treatment product. It heals hair shaft by sealing the cuticle and repairing, stops breakage and restores the silky-shiny effect of your hair.

Capsicum - It stimulates hair growth by 50% and increases the flow of blood to the scalp. This herb is effective in preventing hair loss.

Lemongrass - This herb helps to stabilize oil product in the scalp. It also provides nourishment to the hair. You can use oil of lemongrass for massage as well.

Dong Quai - Formation of DHT is the main cause of hair loss. Dong Quai contains phytoestrogens, which reduces the formation of DHT. Hence, Dong Quai is believed to be helpful in hair loss.

It is recommended that you consult an expert to know which hair loss treatment product is suitable for you.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

ALOE VERA and Women

Aloe vera with shoots 4
Aloe vera (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Here are some reasons why aloe vera is beneficial to the female species:

1. Digestion. Aloe vera improves digestion and absorption of nutrients. It helps in elimination of toxins without causing diarrhea. It also reduces yeast content subsequently enhancing growth of good bacteria in the digestive tract. Packed with vitamins, minerals, amino acids, antioxidants, enzymes and more - aloe is hailed as one of nature's super food to fight against debilitating modern gastro-intestinal diseases such as irritable bowel syndrome which affects mostly women.
2. Constipation remedy. Generally speaking, females are prone to constipation. Yes, a woman is constipated easily just because she is a woman. For instance, women are often constipated before menstruation. This is due to higher level of female hormones estrogen and progesterone. Also fluids that flow to the colon to soften the stools are retained in other parts of the body. The aforementioned hormones also increase during pregnancy. It is important especially for pregnant women to know that the yellow bitter sap is the power laxative and should be avoided. The transparent gel should be used for a gentler constipation relief. Due to lack of medical research, pregnant women and young children are generally advised against using aloe. However, there are many quality stabilized aloe gel products that claim to ward off constipation during pregnancy plus supplying folic acid to prevent birth defect.
3. Natural skin care ingredient. The aloe gel can be used as a cleanser, toner, moisturizer, mask; treat acne, wrinkles, rashes and a range of skin problems. If a woman could put up with the unflattering smell of the plant, she got to take care of almost all the needs of her skin and she doesn't have to buy too many bottles of skin care products.
4. Teeth and gum care. Dentists who use aloe gel in their practice find that it disinfects, reduces pain and inflammation after surgery. In fact, it is better than some anti-inflammatory drugs as it does not become toxic to cell tissues after a period of time unlike drugs. Open wounds in the mouth that usually take three days to heal, got healed in one day when aloe is used. Fresh aloe gel as toothpaste may taste bitter, however it does cleanse the teeth, fight plaque formation and reportedly stop gum diseases.
5. Heal cuts and infections. Aloe gel penetrates beneath the skin, replacing fluids without stopping oxygen from reaching the injured location. This way, the cut heals faster and chances of scarring reduced. This wonderful healing property of aloe is widely acknowledged as it is used as a base for wound dressing even for cancer patients in the hospitals. A woman should stand by aloe in case of injury to her face or, her children.

In conclusion: Aloe vera provides nutrients fundamental to a woman's health. Aloe vera gives a woman glowing skin and radiant smile. It is also a handy home remedy for her family. So blessed are women whose circumstances allow them to grow aloe and who take the effort to do so.

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Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Must Have Ingredients Of ANTI WRINKLE CREME

Aruba is known for its Aloe vera
Aruba is known for its Aloe vera (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Anti-wrinkle cream brings life back into the skin where needed to repair and rejuvenate the skin. Unfortunately, many anti-aging creams on the market do not work as advertised. They contain very little of the ingredients stated on the label, and some products may only temporarily help the skin look better on the surface. For lasting skin care results, you'll want an anti-aging cream that contains a high concentrate of important active ingredients.

One Key Ingredient for Anti Wrinkle Creams - Aloe Vera

Look for anti wrinkle creams that contain the ingredient aloe vera. Aloe vera comes from plant juice and is completely natural. It has been used for years as a healing remedy for skin cuts and burns, and the medical and herbal world are now exploring its remarkable anti-aging properties. 

Anti-aging creams with aloe vera (particularly aloe vera barbadendis leaf juice) can help rejuvenate the skin without harsh chemicals and unwanted side effects. Natural anti-aging skin care products such as Rejuvion contain a base of aloe vera, meaning all other ingredients are mixed into the main constituent of aloe vera.

L-Carnosine (Endymion)

Another important ingredient to look for in an anti-wrinkle cream is L-Carnosine, or Endymion, which combines two amino acids called beta-alanine and L-histidine. This ingredient enhances the body's ability to rejuvenate cells, or make old cells younger and extend the cell's life cycle. It can also help other bodily functions such as protecting healthy cells from radiation damage, fighting allergies, improving blood flow to the brain, and many other functions.

Tamanu Oil

A helpful ingredient found in some anti-wrinkle creams is Tamanu oil, which comes from the Tamanu tree. This oil is an amazing topical healing oil for the skin and has antibiotic, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antineuralgic, and antimicrobial properties. It has been used in various countries around the world for many purposes including skin rashes, cuts, sores, chapped lips, arthritis, diaper rash, skin allergies, boils, burns, gout, and ringworm.

Other Ingredients for Skin Care and Rejuvenation

These are only a few important ingredients, but there are many others to look for on skin care product labels. A blend of the above plus a healthy concentrate of the following ingredients can create lasting results: shea butter, mango seed butter, camellia sinesis leaf, avocado oil, alpha arbutin, hydrolysed collagen, sodium hyaluronate, ubiquinone, phytonadione, methylsulfonylmethane, sweet almond oil, evening primrose, Centella Asiatica leaf extract, vitamin B5, and sorbitan oleate. 

These ingredients and others each have a purpose in the anti-wrinkle cream to help your skin look and feel healthier than ever. Buying online is the easiest way to find an effective anti-aging cream. Be sure the online retailer lists the active ingredients in the cream, and read information about possible side effects before making a purchase. Check out online anti-aging skin care products to find a cream that blends these crucial ingredients for maximum results.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Homemade ALOE VERA Soap

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Homemade ALOE VERA SOAP can be a very useful product. Even in houses where allergies and sensitive skin aren't prevalent, there are still many benefits to using soap that is aloe vera-based and not created from chemical products. A lot of people make their own soaps because it is so simple, and often have a specific scent or type of product that they like to include that might not be found in soaps that you can buy at the store. Making aloe vera soap is a very simple process, and allows you to have better cleansing products without having to spend a fortune at specialty stores.

Start your homemade aloe vera soap project by grating the soap base into a heat-resistant bowl. Glycerin soap and hypoallergenic soap are two popular choices to use as a base. Use 2 cups of this soap as a base, and then add 1/4 cup of aloe gel that is fresh from a plant. Place the bowl over a pot of simmering water and leave it until the materials have melted and blended themselves into one. If you want to add scents or textures, you will need to let the mixture cool for a little bit. If you don't, you can simply put your soap into a mold that is coated with Vaseline for easy removal. Refrigerate the soap overnight and then set it in a dry, airy place in your home for about 3 weeks so it can dry completely.

Making homemade aloe vera soap is something that many people enjoy because it offers a great alternative to store bought soaps and also to the messy nature of using liquid aloe or gel-based cleansing products. Anyone can make their own homemade soaps quickly and easily, regardless of their abilities or experience in making soap. This is a great way to get the skincare products that you need without the hassle or expense of searching for them in stores near you.

Having an aloe plant thriving in your garden, or even indoors on your windowsill, is well worth the effort. The gel the plant produces has a multitude of uses and its elegant appearance is a feature in any landscape.

    Grace Quill is a keen gardener and while having great respect for modern medicine, having worked in the industry for over twenty years, she is an advocate of common sense natural healing where appropriate. She and her husband live a contented life in a mudbrick house surrounded by native bush. Grace's current goal is to slowly turn her light green lifestyle into a truly environmentally friendly one.  
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Thursday, December 28, 2017


The healing potential of aloe vera has been known since times immemorial. Aloe exerts unmistakably soothing effects on the skin. Using aloe vera has rapidly become one of the best natural means to get relief from acne without having to visit the doctor.

Aloe vera is known to speed up the healing process, help relieve the pain, redness, and inflammation associated with acne outbreaks. Aloe vera also has antibacterial properties that help speed up the process of clearing up of the acne and also prevent infection from continuing. However, it is important to realize that it is never wise to use aloe vera to treat deeper lesions or severely infected lesions as the healing process is slower in these instances. And it is not wise to apply any topical preparations in these instances without medical recommendation. It is in these cases that Aloe vera capsules come in handy as they are taken orally and are not applied directly to the skin. It would always be wise to use an oral preparation of aloe vera for its systemic benefits beyond superficial effects.

Aloe vera is often available as a spray, liquid, gel, lotion, cream or capsule. These preparations can be availed without a doctor's prescription. Before buying an aloe preparation make sure that the ingredients contain the highest potency of aloe and are free from additives. Make sure that you do not accidentally get the creams, lotions or sprays into the eyes.

One more precaution to take when using a topical preparation of aloe is to test whether you are allergic to it. Just apply a small amount of the preparation to a small area of the skin and wait for 5-10 minutes. If there is no reaction then you are not allergic. If you develop any redness or itch then you might be allergic to the product (not necessarily the aloe but could be any of the additives). Wash off with warm water and then seek a medical opinion.

The bottom-line is that Aloe vera works wonderfully well for acne lesions and is an effective home remedy for acne sufferers. Oral Aloe vera is an attractive alternative to fight acne outbreaks and also prevent recurrences plus taking aloe orally offers a multitude of systemic benefits.

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Herbal Cancer Treatment - ALOE VERA

Aloe Vera - Photo  by oliver.savage 
Aloe is indigenous to Africa but it is being cultivated all over the world. The best well known and common species of aloe is of course aloe vera, but actually there over 300 other species of aloe. Aloe Vera has been used for treatments and as a remedy since ancient times. Aloe is mostly safe to use for humans both topically and orally and is reported to be non-toxic even when injected in high doses.

Aloe has been studied extensively in Japan, Russia and also in Madagascar. There is a lot of evidence that aloe is useful as a non-specific immune stimulator and immune modulator. Not only is aloe a potential adjuvant therapy for cancer, it is also valuable for patients who immune functions have been compromised by mainstream therapies.

In studies carried out in 1980 and 1981 at the Pasteur Institute in Madagascar, the researchers found out that mice given a hypodermic injection of unrefined Aloe vahombe extract were all safe against infection caused by Listeria monocytogenes, the bacteria Klebsiella pneumoniae, Yersinia pestis, Candida albicans fungus and Plasmodium berghei parasites. In 1988 it was found that aloe inhibited the metabolism of arachidonic acid. One product of this acid suppresses the activity of immune cells that are part of the body's surveillance against cells of the cancer.

An evaluation of antimetastatic properties of aloe[ usefulness in potentiating the effectiveness of chemotherapy was carried out by two Russian researchers. They found out from their research that aloe treatment contributed to a reduction of the mass of the tumor, metastasis frequency and metastatic foci at different stages of tumor progress without affecting major tumor growth, using three types of experimental tumors in rats and mice.

S.Y. Peng in another animal study found that acemannan increased sarcomabearing mice survival. Acemannan, in both highly purified and enriched forms, was administered intraperitoneally to mice to which murine sarcoma cells had been subcutaneously implanted. The invasive, highly malignant and rapidly growing sarcoma grew in 100% of implanted control animals. This resulted in in mortality in 20 to 46 days. About 40% of animals treated with acemannan at the time of implantation of the tumor cell (1.5 x 10(6) cells) survived.

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